Behind The Scenes Secrets Of Sex And The City

Sex and the City completely changed television. Before the show aired, it was totally unheard of for a bunch of women to openly talk about sex in such detail on a television show. It’s part of the reason that HBO became known for nudity, swearing, and general debauchery.

It has been over a decade since the first season of Sex and the City aired, and the show is still relevant today. Keep reading to find out how the show changed after 9/11, which actors fought for diversity, and which main cast member never won an individual acting award for her character.

Stompin’ In Stilettos

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Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images
Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

Sex and the City wouldn’t be the same without Samantha Jones. Her over-the-top confidence and wild antics provide the perfect counterpoint to the rest of the main cast.

Kim Cattrall, the woman behind the character, once said that she insists on wearing heels at all times when she plays Samantha— even when she’s being shot from the waist up. She said that heels make her feel more like Samantha.